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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Camels, Beer, Ponch, John

Beer #189 Camel Corps / Latitude 33 Brewing Company, Vista, CA

Moving out of the city and heading up the Pacific Coast Highway to a small bed & breakfast on the coast.  But there's still time for beer!  Today's beer is the Camel Corps from Latitude 33 Brewing, a copper colored  IPA.  You get aromas of pine and citrus, with a nice hop bitterness.  Not as hoppy as I was expecting, but it worked well for me - this one rode shotgun with my burger at Slater's.  Also interesting, it is brewed with hops from New Zealand.

Beer with fried pickles, just for fun.

The interesting name for this beer comes from the pre-Civil War days, when Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War, decided that camels would be useful for settling the Southwest.  So, the U.S. Camel Corp was established to meet that goal.  Once the Civil War broke out, interest in the program died off.

Thing to Think About Today:
Saw the California Highway Patrol on our travels.  Yes, they still dress like Ponch and John from CHiPs.  This was one of my favorite tv shows as a kid, and I spent countless hours watching re-runs when I was in college.  Take it away, guys:

Best tv theme song ever?  Probably.

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